Downsized – Can’t Find A New Job? Make Money While You Look For Your Next Job

June 24th, 2009

Have you recently been made redundant?

And since then, have you discovered how difficult it is to find a new job in this depressed economy?

Current Circumstances

If so, you have lots of company. Since the recession officially began in December 2007, at least 5.7 million jobs have disappeared. According to the AP, considering the May 8th delivery of the April, 2009 unemployment information:

* 13.7 million people were unemployed in April, 2009, and that was the biggest amount since 1948
* 539,000 jobs were lost in the month of April by itself
* 8.9% unemployment (the highest since September, 1983), but if workers who’ve been laid off and just given up or taken part-time work, are included, that amount jumps to 15.8% – the top since 1994

If you’ve been out of work for more than a month, you may be feeling frustrated, furious, depressed, or maybe even a little panicky as you watch the pages of the calendar turn, with still no job on the horizon. You’re probably also concerned about longer term issues such as figuring out how to send your kids to college or fund your retirement.

There are basically three options right now:

1. Panic
2. Keep doing what you’ve been doing (the same things that haven’t worked for you), or
3. Try something different

Option 1: Panic

The first option, panic, is not very helpful, and should be avoided if at all possible. A little fear is a good motivator; it can increase our alertness and give us the energy we need for the actions that ought be taken. Panic, however, overloads our system, resulting in fuzzy thinking, confusion, fatigue, and gets us nowhere.

Option 2: Continue Doing What You’ve Been Doing

If doing what you have been doing had been working for you, you wouldn’t be reading this article right now. If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you will only acquire more of the same.

People in my industry – good people – have been off work for more than six months, unable to find a comparable job to the one they left; or even, any job at all. After thoroughly answering help wanted ads and sending out lots of resumes, what results have they realized? Zilch, nada.

My acquaintances are not even receiving preliminary callbacks – and that’s even when they can find jobs that are still open in the first place.

Option 3: Try Something Different

The third option – do something different – seems to be the only plausible way out. But this option is so wide open, where to begin?

Why don’t you give some thought to starting your own internet business.

* Let this be the last time that anyone will ever lay you off, or outsource your job.
* Let this be the last time that you have to give up quality time with your family by working late, working weekends, or having to travel way more than you’d like.

Become your own boss! Start your own affiliate business!

The home-based business industry accounts for roughly $427 billion annually and provides many tax benefits, more control over your time, your work, and your future financial security. Effectively, you’d be applying the Law of Large Numbers to your individual situation, much in the same way as insurance companies apply it to minimize losses resulting from damage to your home, your car, or other personal property. They mitigate their risk by spreading the risk of loss across a huge number of policyholders.

If you start an affiliate business, you could be spreading your recessionary risks across millions of prospects, multiple geographic regions, and even, various countries. Thus, you would also be increasing the stability of your new revenue streams and increasing the likelihood of ensuring your family’s financial security.

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